Don Butcher

How Public Libraries Can Promote Adult Literacy with the World Wide Web (2003)

The author describes how libraries can improve their websites by making it easier for users to find information about adult literacy resources and services, both in the library and beyond.

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2003-04-02

Literacy, Learning and Libraries: Common Issues and Common Concerns (2003)

Librarians are highly effective in enabling customers and clients to make informed decisions based on the best evidence available, but seem less successful in applying those same standards and approaches to the professional practice of librarians, particularly with regard to literacy and learning programs. The author provides examples to support this theory.

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Constructing Knowledge in the 21st Century: A Teacher-Librarian's Perspective (2003)

This article was published in the magazine Feliciter, Vol. 49, No. 1. The article discusses the concepts of literacy and "information literacy," and explores the role of school libraries and teacher-librarians in helping students "learn to learn."

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Re-examining the Concept of Neutrality for Academic Librarians (2003)

This article discusses the idea of "neutral" libraries, especially how they can be considered the champions of information literacy if, when selecting materials, they do not actively strive to make marginalized or alternative voices as readily accessible as voices and perspectives already easily available through mainstream media and large chain bookstores.

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The Community, the Public Library and Literacy Services (2003)

This article was published in the magazine Feliciter, Vol. 49, No. 1. The article discusses how public libraries, in particular the Saskatoon Public Library, can work with community agencies in order to reach people with literacy problems who do not typically use library services.

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Information Literacy in Higher Education (2003)

In recent years, academic librarians have begun to seek greater integration of information literacy into the programs of their institutions. This article contains observations from one academic library about what can hinder that integration and what can help.

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2003-04-02

Literacy Researchers at Work in the Public Library (2003)

The researchers studied the role of public libraries in community literacy. This study, of literacy in a Saskatoon neighbourhood, has shown that the public library provides a rich context for a wide range of literacy practices. This research has involved interviews with librarians and teachers, and many visits to libraries in Sasksatoon, in particular Westpark.

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2003-04-02

Literacy and Libraries: Gathering the Evidence (2003)

This article introduces the special "literacies and libraries" edition of Feliciter, and provides an overview of the rest of the articles in the magazine.

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